Students who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex or somewhere else on the gender/sexuality spectrum (LGBTQI+) are among the diverse student groups in need of extra support and protection in order to succeed in education and reach their full potential.
Bullying is a substantial problem in schools worldwide and it can have severe consequences for individuals in both short and long-term. One aim of this study was to explore the bullying prevalence among 10-year-olds in school-systems participating in TIMSS 2015.
This is a summary of the publication ‘Ready to learn and thrive: School health and nutrition around the world’, developed by UNESCO, Food and Agriculture Organization, Global Partnership for Education, UNICEF, World Bank, World Food Programme (WFP) and World Health Organization (WHO), with the su
School closures during the COVID-19 pandemic led to losses equivalent to over half a year’s worth of learning. This foregone learning will hamper students’ productivity and ability to earn income in the future.
School violence refers to physical, psychological, and sexual violence that takes place in school, on the way to school, online, and wherever school relationships exist. Some forms of school violence may be explicitly or implicitly gender-based.
The LGBTQI Inclusive Education Report 2022 provides an in-depth account of the current situation on LGBTQI inclusive education in Council of Europe Member States, as well as Belarus and Kosovo, and highlights the evolution in this area since 2018.
UNFPA ASRO in partnership with the American University of Beirut (AUB) conducted an overview of youth sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights (SRHRR) in the Arab Region.
The evidence for increased focus on the link between education and health is strong. Education strongly impacts health outcomes and health is equally fundamental to education. This calls for a more comprehensive approach to school health and more coordinated action across sectors.
The present study considers how school violence and bullying is being addressed in Eastern and Southern Africa within policies and programmes in the region.
Many SRHR programmes are delivered through a sexual risk perspective – which means emphasising the negative consequences of sexual activity, such as unintended pregnancy or sexually transmitted infections.